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FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by PilbaraBass » 20 Jun 2018, 09:21

I couldn't find a discussion thread for this... if there is already, please discard...

But at any rate... what are your thoughts so far? (Round 1 Group stage complete and into Round 2)

Russia??? really 6 points and a 5 goal GD ??? That's impressive...

Last night, Colombia player gets a red 3 minutes in ??? Really ???

My pick for the tournament ... Belgium ...
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by Petebass » 20 Jun 2018, 11:14

When does it start ... oh wait .... sorry, it's soccer. The refs always give Australia a raw deal so I've lost interest.
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by stonecoldbass » 20 Jun 2018, 12:51

I love it so far! Every match has been at the very least interesting. Russia and Belgium are off to a flying start, England scraped by ;)
Australia were unlucky in their first game I reckon, will be interesting to see how they stack up against the other teams in their group (which is the highest ranked group in the WC)
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by BazzBass » 20 Jun 2018, 13:02

the penalty cup

SO many penalties

lotsa goals makes for good viewing

only ONE game on free to air a night is criminal

slowly the various communications ministers have let the anti-syphoning list get smaller and smaller, F1, V8s, AFL, and now the world cup.

The stupidity is that the FA Cup HAS to remain on free to air but the Socceroos' World Cup qualifying games were not on the list.

I don't like the Aussies chances if they keep playing like they did against France. Did we even have a shot on target? apart from the penalty that is hehe
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by drbass » 20 Jun 2018, 13:23

PilbaraBass wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 09:21

My pick for the tournament ... Belgium ...
Where did my post go? Oh well, let's try again.

Belgium? Really? After winning against that soccer powerhouse Panama? Hmmm ... ;) . Might as well say Iceland :D .

Anyway, I hedge my bets until the end of the group stage - a much clearer picture should emerge by then.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by PilbaraBass » 20 Jun 2018, 13:29

Just because a team is not tested yet does not mean that they are non-achievers

Yes, waiting until the elimination stage is a valid approach ... I’m just saying who I think has a good shot... IF they make it through group ...

I mean, right now, the best team to this point is actually RUSSIA! 6 pts ... 5 GD ... impressive
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by PilbaraBass » 20 Jun 2018, 14:34

Wow! So much negativity ...
Sepp Blatter is no longer FIFA President ... the Italian , Antonio Infantino, is.

Yes... indeed a bit of corruption there
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by drbass » 20 Jun 2018, 14:39

PilbaraBass wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 13:29
Just because a team is not tested yet does not mean that they are non-achievers

Yes, waiting until the elimination stage is a valid approach ... I’m just saying who I think has a good shot... IF they make it through group ...

I mean, right now, the best team to this point is actually RUSSIA! 6 pts ... 5 GD ... impressive
All tongue-in-cheek ... .

Just look at "my" team - reigning champs, and performed abysmally in their first match. Enjoy watching, Kerry - shame about the time zone discrepancy.

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by Aussie Mark » 20 Jun 2018, 14:44

The diving is appalling. Why can't these multi million dollar players just play the game and not worry about the theatrics. Ruins what could be a decent sport if done right. Maybe making the goals bigger would help, or cut it back to 9 players per side?

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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by Fredbass » 20 Jun 2018, 14:47

"My" team won 5 world cups... And also had an abysmal performance. But I guess it is the world cup.. Everyone playing for their lives.. That's the beauty about it.
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by BazzBass » 20 Jun 2018, 15:06

forgot the best part about this World Cup

No diving cheating ITALIANS boo hoooooo

No Netherlands, truely shocked, being a fan since the first WC I saw in 1974

No USA.......they have been regulars lately.

Japan beating Columbia was huge. Go Asia !
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by Classic5 » 20 Jun 2018, 16:10

I only started watching last night. Happy that Japan won only because Colombia really seemed to be hamming it up at any opportunity to extract a free kick. That's what it looked like to me anyway, maybe that's just part of the game and they all do it :shrug:
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by maxgroover » 20 Jun 2018, 16:40

Classic5 wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 16:10
I only started watching last night. Happy that Japan won only because Colombia really seemed to be hamming it up at any opportunity to extract a free kick. That's what it looked like to me anyway, maybe that's just part of the game and they all do it :shrug:
Totally agree. I don't think the free kick that lead to the Colombian goal should have been a free kick. Or if it was, it should have been given to Japan instead.

The diving is ridiculous and simply an attempt at cheating. Surely they can use the video review technology to review a match and ban players from the next match for excessive diving / acting :shrug: Wouldn't that help stop it if you risked missing the next match, especially as the tournament gets to the pointy end?
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Re: FIFA World Cup 2018

Post by grooveinsyd » 20 Jun 2018, 17:14

BazzBass wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 15:06
forgot the best part about this World Cup

No diving cheating ITALIANS boo hoooooo

No Netherlands, truely shocked, being a fan since the first WC I saw in 1974

No USA.......they have been regulars lately.

Japan beating Columbia was huge. Go Asia !
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